10 Proper Ways to Use “Daijobu” in Various Situations!

10 Proper Ways to Use "Daijobu" in Various Situations!

The ambiguity in languages is never more prominent in the Japanese language. One overused word is daijobu. The word daijobu literally means okay or fine in English but used for different meanings. To save you from the confusion, here are 10 proper ways to use the term in day to day Japanese conversation.[Continue Reading…]

10 Ways to say “Oh My God!” in Japanese!

10 Ways to say "Oh My God!" in Japanese!

There’s no literal translation of “Oh my God!” in Japanese, but there are many ways to express similar senses of meaning, and without sounding stupid or blasphemous (common criticisms of people who say “Oh my God!” a lot).[Continue Reading…]

Let’s Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Kyoto!

Let's Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Kyoto!

Apart from the standard Japanese that foreigners learn, every region of Japan has its own unique dialect (ben). However, Kyoto people don’t like their language to be seen as a provincial dialect as it derives from a time when Kyoto was the imperial capital and, therefore, was once the standard. So I will [Continue Reading…]

Let’s Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Kumamoto!

Let's Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Kumamoto!

Kumamoto Japanese dialect is spoken in areas of the Kumamoto prefecture in western Kyushu. To a foreigner just learning or in the intermediate course of learning the standard Japanese language, the Kumamoto Japanese dialect may seem strange and rather funny but once you learn some cute and funny words and phrases[Continue Reading…]

Let’s Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Tohoku!

Let's Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Tohoku!

Tohoku Japanese dialect is one of Japan’s crudest and oldest dialects. Some people consider Tohoku as a Redneck’s dialect. It links the many rural areas between Tokyo and Hokkaido. Modern Japanese find the dialect funny and weird but it is still part of the regional culture of Japan. [Continue Reading…]

Let’s Speak Dialect in Japanese! 10 funny phrases in Nagoya!

Let's Speak Dialect in Japanese! 10 funny phrases in Nagoya!

Most foreigners learn ‘standard’ Japanese, but every region of Japan has its own local dialect (ben), as this short series of articles explores. Around halfway between Tokyo and Osaka is Nagoya, a City with a dialect that reflects its geographical location by having intonation similar to Kansai-ben, but accent similar to Tokyo-ben.[Continue Reading…]